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New Librarian for Undergraduate Research Instruction

Vivian Washington (Photo used with permission of photographer.)

Vivian Washington (Photo used with permission of photographer.)

The Library is happy to announce the appointment of our new librarian for undergraduate research instruction. Vivian Washington holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and has more than ten years of experience teaching information literacy in both public and academic libraries. In addition to her MLIS, Vivian holds a BA in History from James Madison University and a MA in Elementary Education from Hampton University.

Besides her responsibilities at Regent, Vivian also continues to serve as the branch manager of the South Norfolk Memorial Library in the Chesapeake Public Library System. Her principal research interests include libraries, information literacy and learning, and college and career success. Vivian writes that her interest in the new librarian position at Regent was a desire to work again in an academic community and to teach information literacy to the next generation of Christian leaders. “My passion is learning and helping others understand how to learn. I feel this is the most significant 21st century skill set to acquire.”

In her testament of faith Vivian writes, “I was reared to reverence and heed the Word of God. Romans 1:16 best describes my position of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My home church of Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk is where I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Under the stewardship of the late Dr. John H. Foster, I grew in faith and later served and fellowshipped at churches, both here in Virginia and in California. I am currently a member of First Baptist Church South Hill, where Rev. Michael R. Toliver is the Senior Pastor.”

The librarians are happy to welcome Vivian as a new colleague and are excited about the experience and enthusiasm she brings to her new post.

Regent University Library Seeks Assistant Librarian

Information Literacy and Outreach Librarian

Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia

August 31, 2010

Job Description: Regent University Library is seeking a library faculty member to plan, implement, and assess library instruction, information literacy training, and educational programming. Salary range: $38,000 to $42,000.

Duties: Develop and implement information literacy training and educational programming on campus and online. Oversee the required Information Research and Resources course. Reference and research assistance, along with other professional librarian duties, as assigned. For a complete job description see http://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/faculty_jobs.cfm.

Required: ALA-accredited degree. Experience and/or training in information literacy instruction in an academic setting. Proficiency with instructional technologies, social media, and library assessment tools related to instruction.

Preferred: Second Master’s degree in subject area taught at Regent.

About Regent: Regent University is an academic center for Christian thought and action with over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs available worldwide. Our mission is to provide an excellent education from a biblical perspective and global context in pivotal professions to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

To apply:

Please complete the official Regent University Application www.regent.edu/jobs_faculty and submit with your cover letter, vita, Statement of Christian Faith, and copy of transcripts to:

Bonnie McDowell
Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive, ADM 111
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Email:  bonnmcd@regent.edu

Qualified prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.

Review of Applications begins October 15, 2010.

Faculty Services Spotlight: Research Services and Instruction

Written by Leanne Hillery, Assistant Librarian

Faculty Services graphicWith the start of the new academic year, your Library liaisons invite you to contact them about the research and instruction services that are available to afaculty, adjunct faculty, and students. In addition to answering questions about Library policies and procedures, the liaisons assist with ordering new Library materials and providing research assistance and instruction to faculty and students. Some of the available services include:

  • Assisting faculty with personal research
  • Instructional support to individual courses through Library workshops presented in the classroom
  • Instruction sessions for distance students via Wimba
  • Train new graduate assistants in research methods and the use of Library services
  • Provide individual instruction to faculty in the use of specific databases or materials

In addition to offering research assistance and instruction, Library liaisons are also subject specialists. Links to resources selected for their applicability to each discipline at Regent may be found on the Library’s subject page.


The Library now offers assistance in constructing assignments that promote information literacy. Faculty may consult with their liaisons on methods of incorporating information literacy competency into specific course assignments. Librarians can assist in suggesting activities and instructional techniques that will increase your students’ ability to locate, evaluate, and use source material in their assignments.
The liaisons for each school are listed below. Contact information is available on the Library website.

Robertson School of Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marta Lee
School of Communication and the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Ritterbush
School of Divinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Sivigny
School of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Yaegle
School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship . . . . . Leanne Strum
School of Psychology and Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leanne Hillery
School of Undergraduate Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Henkel

For more information about these services or to schedule an instruction session, contact your Library liaison today! We look forward to serving you.